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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225075/soya-cerebroside-an-extract-of-cordyceps-militaris-suppresses-monocyte-migration-and-prevents-cartilage-degradation-in-inflammatory-animal-models
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Shan-Chi Liu, Ching-Peng Chiu, Chun-Hao Tsai, Chun-Yin Hung, Te-Mao Li, Yang-Chang Wu, Chih-Hsin Tang
Pathophysiological events that modulate the progression of structural changes in osteoarthritis (OA) include the secretion of inflammatory molecules, such as proinflammatory cytokines. Interleukin-1beta (IL-1β) is the prototypical inflammatory cytokine that activates OA synovial cells to release cytokines and chemokines in support of the inflammatory response. The monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1/CCL2) is one of the key chemokines that regulate migration and infiltration of monocytes in response to inflammation...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222755/wd-repeat-protein-wdr13-is-a-novel-transcriptional-regulator-of-c-jun-and-modulates-intestinal-homeostasis-in-mice
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Vijay Pratap Singh, Saritha Katta, Satish Kumar
BACKGROUND: WDR13 is a member of the WD repeat protein family and is expressed in several tissues of human and mice. Previous studies in our laboratory showed that the lack of this gene in mice resulted in mild obesity, hyperinsulinemia, enhanced beta cell proliferation and protection from inflammation. However, the molecular mechanism of WDR13 action is not well understood. METHODS: In the present study, we used AOM/DSS to induce colitis-mediated colorectal tumor after establishing expression of Wdr13 gene in colon...
February 21, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222740/dibutyryl-camp-attenuates-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-blocking-myofibroblast-differentiation-via-pka-creb-cbp-signaling-in-rats-with-silicosis
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Yan Liu, Hong Xu, Yucong Geng, Dingjie Xu, Lijuan Zhang, Yi Yang, Zhongqiu Wei, Bonan Zhang, Shifeng Li, Xuemin Gao, Ruimin Wang, Xianghong Zhang, Darrell Brann, Fang Yang
BACKGROUND: Myofibroblasts play a major role in the synthesis of extracellular matrix (ECM) and the stimulation of these cells is thought to play an important role in the development of silicosis. The present study was undertaken to investigate the anti-fibrotic effects of dibutyryl-cAMP (db-cAMP) on rats induced by silica. METHODS: A HOPE MED 8050 exposure control apparatus was used to create the silicosis model. Rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: 1)controls for 16 w; 2)silicosis for 16 w; 3)db-cAMP pre-treatment; 4) db-cAMP post-treatment...
February 21, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220552/activation-of-the-mtor-dependent-signaling-pathway-underlies-ketamine-induced-uropathy
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Chih-Chieh Lin, An-Hang Yang, Alex Tong-Long Lin
AIMS: To investigate the pathogenic role of activation of the mammalian target of the rapamycin (mTOR) in the ketamine induced microvascular injury. METHODS: Twenty-three patients with ketamine-induced cystitis (KC) and 16 control volunteers were recruited. Bladder tissues were obtained from both groups by cystoscopic biopsies. Phospho-S6 ribosomal protein (p-S6RP), an end product of the mTOR pathway, was stained in the urinary bladder from both groups. Endothelial cells of the urinary bladder (HBdMECs) were examined to investigate the in vitro activation of the mTOR pathway and the co-expression of the endothelial marker (cluster of differentiation 31 [CD31]) and the mesenchymal marker (fibroblast-specific protein 1 [FSP-1])...
February 21, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220374/lipopolysaccharide-activates-toll-like-receptor-4-and-prevents-cardiac-fibroblast-to-myofibroblast-differentiation
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Samir Bolívar, Roxana Santana, Pedro Ayala, Rodolfo Landaeta, Pía Boza, Claudio Humeres, Raúl Vivar, Claudia Muñoz, Viviana Pardo, Samuel Fernandez, Renatto Anfossi, Guillermo Diaz-Araya
Bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a known ligand of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) which is expressed in cardiac fibroblasts (CF). Differentiation of CF to cardiac myofibroblasts (CMF) is induced by transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), increasing alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) expression. In endothelial cells, an antagonist effect between LPS-induced signaling and canonical TGF-β1 signaling was described; however, it has not been studied whether in CF and CMF the expression of α-SMA induced by TGF-β1 is antagonized by LPS and the mechanism involved...
February 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220259/mutations-in-kiaa0753-cause-joubert-syndrome-associated-with-growth-hormone-deficiency
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Joshi Stephen, Thierry Vilboux, Luhe Mian, Chulaluck Kuptanon, Courtney M Sinclair, Deniz Yildirimli, Dawn M Maynard, Joy Bryant, Roxanne Fischer, Meghana Vemulapalli, James C Mullikin, Marjan Huizing, William A Gahl, May Christine V Malicdan, Meral Gunay-Aygun
Joubert syndrome and related disorders (JSRD) are a heterogeneous group of ciliopathies defined based on the mid-hindbrain abnormalities that result in the characteristic "molar tooth sign" on brain imaging. The core clinical findings of JSRD are hypotonia, developmental delay, abnormal eye movements and breathing abnormalities. To date, more than 30 JSRD genes that encode proteins important for structure and/or function of cilia have been identified. Here, we present 2 siblings with Joubert syndrome associated with growth hormone deficiency...
February 20, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219384/clarithromycin-attenuates-il-13-induced-periostin-production-in-human-lung-fibroblasts
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Kosaku Komiya, Shoichiro Ohta, Kazuhiko Arima, Masahiro Ogawa, Shoichi Suzuki, Yasutaka Mitamura, Satoshi Nunomura, Yasuhiro Nanri, Tomohito Yoshihara, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Jun-Ichi Kadota, Bruce K Rubin, Kenji Izuhara
BACKGROUND: Periostin is a biomarker indicating the presence of type 2 inflammation and submucosal fibrosis; serum periostin levels have been associated with asthma severity. Macrolides have immunomodulatory effects and are considered a potential therapy for patients with severe asthma. Therefore, we investigated whether macrolides can also modulate pulmonary periostin production. METHODS: Using quantitative PCR and ELISA, we measured periostin production in human lung fibroblasts stimulated by interleukin-13 (IL-13) in the presence of two 14-member-ring macrolides-clarithromycin or erythromycin-or a 16-member-ring macrolide, josamycin...
February 20, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218496/functional-analysis-of-bioactivated-surfaces
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Selgai Haidari, Marko Boskov, Ulrike Schillinger, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Christian Plank, Andreas Kolk
Common scaffold surfaces, such as titanium, can have side effects, e.g., infections, cytotoxicity, impaired osseointegration or low regeneration rates for bone tissue. These effects lead to poor implant integration or even implant loss. Therefore, bioactive implants are promising instruments in tissue regeneration. Osteoinductive elements, such as growth factors and anti-infectives, support wound healing and bone growth and thereby enable faster osseointegration, even in elderly patients. In this study, titanium surfaces were coated with a poly-(D,L-lactide) (PDLLA) layer containing different concentrations of copolymer-protected gene vectors (COPROGs) to locally provide bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) or activated anti-infective agents, such as chlorhexidine gluconate, triclosan and metronidazole, to prevent peri-implantitis...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217129/ultraviolet-b-inhibits-il-17a-tnf-%C3%AE-stimulated-activation-of-human-dermal-fibroblasts-by-decreasing-the-expression-of-il-17ra-and-il-17rc-on-fibroblasts
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Li Yin, YingYing Hu, JiaLi Xu, Jing Guo, Jie Tu, ZhiQiang Yin
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disease, and a mixed Th1/Th17 cytokine environment plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Dermal fibroblasts secrete certain cytokines such as IL-6, IL-8, and CXCL-1, contributing to the hyperproliferative state of the epidermis in psoriatic skin. Ultraviolet B (UVB) phototherapy is one of the most commonly used treatments in psoriasis but the influence of UVB on human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) in psoriasis treatment is not completely understood...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216675/extracellular-superoxide-dismutase-expression-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-modulates-cancer-cell-growth-and-migration
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Alessia Parascandolo, Francesca Rappa, Francesco Cappello, Jaehyup Kim, David A Cantu, Herbert Chen, Gianluigi Mazzoccoli, Peiman Hematti, Maria Domenica Castellone, Marco Salvatore, Mikko O Laukkanen
Tumor stroma-secreted growth factors, cytokines, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) influence tumor development from early stages to the metastasis phase. Previous studies have demonstrated downregulation of ROS-producing extracellular superoxide dismutase (SOD3) in thyroid cancer cell lines although according to recent data, the expression of SOD3 at physiological levels stimulates normal and cancer cell proliferation. Therefore, to analyze the expression of SOD3 in tumor stroma, we characterized stromal cells from the thyroid...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216055/human-eosinophils-constitutively-express-a-unique-serine-protease-prss33
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Sumika Toyama, Naoko Okada, Akio Matsuda, Hideaki Morita, Hirohisa Saito, Takao Fujisawa, Susumu Nakae, Hajime Karasuyama, Kenji Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Eosinophils play important roles in asthma, especially airway remodeling, by producing various granule proteins, chemical mediators, cytokines, chemokines and proteases. However, protease production by eosinophils is not fully understood. In the present study, we investigated the production of eosinophil-specific proteases/proteinases by transcriptome analysis. METHODS: Human eosinophils and other cells were purified from peripheral blood by density gradient sedimentation and negative/positive selections using immunomagnetic beads...
February 16, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215170/derivatives-of-6-nitrobenzimidazole-inhibit-fructose-mediated-protein-glycation-and-intracellular-reactive-oxygen-species-production
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Humera Jahan, Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, Zarbad Shah, Khalid M Khan, Atta-Ur-Rahman
BACKGROUND: Benzimidazoles are important pharmacophores in drug discovery. Several of them are currently used drugs, such as flubendazole, omeprazole, and astemizole for the treatment of anthelmintic, antiulcerative, and antihistaminic diseases, respectively. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study was to study the antiglycation activity of nitrobenzimidazole derivatives against fructose-mediated human serum albumin (HSA) glycation. The study was also aimed to investigate effects of newly identified antiglycation inhibitors on AGEs-induced intracellular reactive oxygen species production, and associated impaired proliferation of the hepatocytes...
February 16, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214861/sirt1-regulates-the-inflammatory-response-of-vascular-adventitial-fibroblasts-through-autophagy-and-related-signaling-pathway
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Wei-Rong Wang, Ting-Ting Li, Ting Jing, Yan-Xiang Li, Xiao-Feng Yang, Yan-Hao He, Wei Zhang, Rong Lin, Ji-Ye Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Autophagy is a lysosomal degradation pathway that is essential for cellular survival, differentiation, and homeostasis. Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1), a NAD+-dependent deacetylase, plays a pivotal role in modulation of autophagy. Recent studies found that autophagy was involved in the regulation of inflammatory response. In this study, we aimed to determine the effect of SIRT1 on autophagy and inflammation, and whether autophagy can regulate the inflammatory response in vascular adventitial fibroblasts (VAFs)...
February 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214532/smn1-functions-as-a-novel-inhibitor-for-traf6-mediated-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Eun Kyung Kim, Eui-Ju Choi
Survival motor neuron (SMN) is a 38-kDa protein, whose deficiency in humans develops spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease with muscular atrophy due to motor neuron death in the spinal cord. We now report that SMN prevents the activation of TRAF6 and IκB kinase (IKK) and thereby negatively regulates the NF-κB signaling processes. SMN physically interacted with TRAF6 and with each component of the IKK complex, IKK-α, IKK-β, and IKK-γ in BV2 microglia cells. Moreover, SMN1 inhibited the E3 ubiquitin ligase activity of TRAF6 as well as the kinase activity of IKK...
February 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214341/angiopoietin-2-enhances-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-stem-cells
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Mi-Lan Kang, Eun-Ah Kim, Se-Young Jeong, Gun-Il Im
Our previous studies revealed that co-transplantation of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) and adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) can enhance bone regeneration and angiogenesis. However, it is unclear which genes are involved in the regulation of osteogenesis and/or angiogenesis during the co-culturing of BMSCs and ADSCs. The expression patterns of genes associated with osteogenesis and/or angiogenesis were analyzed in osteogenesis-induced BMSCs and ADSCs using an oligonucleotide microarray. Significant difference in the expression patterns of several genes were identified from hierarchical clustering and analyzed on co-cultured BMSCs and ADSCs...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211632/amp-activated-protein-kinase-activator-a-769662-increases-intracellular-calcium-and-atp-release-from-astrocytes-in-an-ampk-independent-manner
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Julia M Vlachaki Walker, Josephine L Robb, Ana M Cruz, Amrinder Malhi, Paul G Weightman Potter, Michael L J Ashford, Rory J McCrimmon, Kate L J Ellacott, Craig Beall
AIM: Astrocytes are the main sources of extracellular ATP (eATP) within the brain, which functions as a gliotransmitter, capable of modulating neuronal and astrocytic activity. These cells play an important role in regulating energy homeostasis partly via astrocyte-derived ATP. Given the role of AMPK in regulating intracellular ATP levels, we hypothesised that AMPK may alter ATP release from astrocytes. METHODS: Measurements of ATP release were made from human U373 astrocytoma cells, primary mouse hypothalamic (HTAS) and cortical astrocytes (CRTAS) and wild type and AMPK α1/α2 null mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs)...
February 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211035/resveratrol-decreases-foxo-protein-expression-through-pi3k-akt-dependent-pathway-inhibition-in-h2o2-treated-synoviocytes
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Bin Xu, Gaoyuan Wang, Junqiang Zhang, Wei Cao, Xiaoyu Chen
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of resveratrol (Res) on hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-treated fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs) in vitro. We studied the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)-Akt pathway inhibition-mediated effects of Res on forkhead box O (FoXO) mRNA expression levels. FLS viability was determined by Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay, and FLS apoptosis was measured by terminal deoxyribo nucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling (TUNEL) staining and flow cytometry...
February 17, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209981/fibulin-6-regulates-pro-fibrotic-tgf-%C3%AE-responses-in-neonatal-mouse-ventricular-cardiac-fibroblasts
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Arpita Chowdhury, Lisa Hasselbach, Frank Echtermeyer, Nidhi Jyotsana, Gregor Theilmeier, Christine Herzog
Fibulin-6, an essential component of extracellular matrix determines the architecture of cellular junctions in tissues undergoing strain. Increased expression and deposition of fibulin-6 facilitates fibroblast migration in response to TGF-β, following myocardial infarction in mouse heart. The underlying mechanism still remains elusive. In conjunction with our previous study, we have now demonstrated that in fibulin-6 knockdown (KD) fibroblasts, not only TGF-β dependent migration, but also stress fiber formation, cellular networking and subsequently fibroblast wound contraction is almost abrogated...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209525/stromal-vascular-fraction-shows-robust-wound-healing-through-high-chemotactic-and-epithelialization-property
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Dong-Sic Chae, Seongho Han, Mina Son, Sung-Whan Kim
BACKGROUND: Although human stromal vascular fraction (SVF) has been regarded as an attractive stem cell source, its therapeutic mechanism in wound healing has not been fully elucidated. AIMS: In this study, we investigated the molecular characteristics and therapeutic property of SVF for wound healing. METHODS: Microarray data showed that SVF cells are enriched with a higher level of wound healing or epithelium development-related genes and micro RNA...
February 13, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209294/sulfated-glycosaminoglycans-and-non-classically-secreted-proteins-basic-fgf-and-epimorphin-coordinately-regulate-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-cell-behaviors-of-human-scar-dermal-fibroblasts
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Tomoatsu Horigome, Shinya Takumi, Kota Shirai, Takumi Kido, Natsumi Hagiwara-Chatani, Ayumi Nakashima, Naoki Adachi, Hiroko Yano, Yohei Hirai
BACKGROUND: Upon skin injuries, dermal fibroblasts actively produce transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), which leads to the formation of α-smooth muscle actin (αSMA)-positive granulation tissues. The hyperplasia or incomplete regression of these tissues subsequently causes scar formation in the skin, where sulfated glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), side chains of unique proteoglycans, are supposed to play important roles. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to clarify the effects of sulfated GAGs on dermal cell behaviors triggered by the TGF-β signaling, along with its possible regulators basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and cell surface epimorphin...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
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